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Old 10-28-2008, 10:28 PM   #1
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So who here races a NSR50?

total noob to mini racing here, and am interested in riding with tmgp next year. seems like a good way to get some cheap(er) tracktime with some competition without having to worry about binning an expensive sportbike. I've read through some threads started by others new to the sport, and it seems like most people are interested in racing motards. is the NSR50 a good choice for a relative beginner (and someone who is tall and lanky...6'0'' 160 lbs)? if not, any other advice for recommended bikes?

at least for now, i'm not too concerned with trying to contend for the podium. i just want to get out there and learn more.

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Old 10-29-2008, 07:07 AM   #2
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Im doing that same as you right now. I would like to get a small noob team together and maybe do endurance next year. Right now im just learning as much as I can about anyting and everything. I havent found a whole lot of helpful info on MH. Pocketbikeplanet.com has some good stuff....
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if you're 6' tall, i think that an NSR50 is going to cramp you up quite a bit, it can be done but it's going to be really tight fitting you in the seat. i think a motard would better suit your height. It can be done as there are several taller riders racing the same thing.
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Im doing that same as you right now. I would like to get a small noob team together and maybe do endurance next year. Right now im just learning as much as I can about anyting and everything. I havent found a whole lot of helpful info on MH. Pocketbikeplanet.com has some good stuff....
i'd do it with ya, but i think we'd need a faster bike
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:40 AM   #5
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i am also looking to get a nsr50
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:16 AM   #6
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With your size as mentioned previously, the NSR would not be a good choice for endurance.

Get an XR100 motard or something similar which will fit you better and allow you to learn riding techniques like using the back brake, etc.
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not to discount the nsr, because it's a great bike with lots of potential, but I think you should start out on a motard also.
I started on a nsf100 which is basically the same frame as the nsr and it kills my legs to do any stint over 20-30 minutes.
Now, there are some big guys that race them and do well, but you could build a sick motard for the same price and be competitve AND comfortable.
Plus the motards crash alot better than the faired bikes and parts are easier to get.
Thats why I'm building a xr100 motard for endurance and keeping the nsf for sprints next season.

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Old 10-29-2008, 11:06 AM   #8
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Thats why I'm building a xr100 motard for endurance and keeping the nsf for sprints next season.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:29 AM   #9
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i don't see how you guys are so cramped on the NSR and NSF...i'm quite comfortable on it! Lol.

Ya, a motard may be the best route for a tall guy...
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I started racing in TMGP with an NSR (I am 6'2", 200 lbs), and now race an XR100 motard.

Honestly, the XR is a more comfortable ride, but I had much better success on the NSR. The NSR is a very well sorted bike. Getting a motard to handle and brake similarly is an expensive proposition.

The only bad thing about the NSR is the low horsepower in stock form. By gauging the pits this year, I'd say that most NSRs racing in TMGP have some kind of mods made (be it as simple as an exhaust upgrade, all the way up to big-bore kits).

The other big advantage of the NSR is that it'll get you the most track time in a sprints event (it is legal for most sprint classes).
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Honestly, the XR is a more comfortable ride, but I had much better success on the NSR. The NSR is a very well sorted bike. Getting a motard to handle and brake similarly is an expensive proposition.

Yep,
This is totally true.
Unless you start with a spec xr100 motard that comes with NSR brakes and suspension, not that I would do that sort of thing.
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tom? explain.
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tom? explain.

explain what.
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